Tip #107: Use metadata browser to find status reason

While working on the solution for stuck emails, I needed values for various status reasons for email entity to intelligently hide/display RESEND button depending on email record status. Quick look in local SDK help yielded zilch. Online version – bupkis. Hmmm, I do remember metadata pages in 2011… Ah, here it is and, indeed, there […]

Tip #73: Be aware of what is compatible with your CRM environment

Microsoft Dynamics CRM depends on multiple other systems, such as Windows, SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and Outlook. To work in harmony, you need to be sure the version of those systems and applications is compatible with your version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Microsoft maintains and regularly updates a compatibility list for Dynamics CRM. So if […]

Tip #68: Do you know this woman?

Annoying prompt to watch the video

I have nothing personal against this woman but the dialog started to annoy me to no extent. The problem is that visibility of the dialog is controlled via cookie so even if you check the box “Don’t show me this again”, you will see it again if you clear your cookies, use another device, or use […]

Tip #31: You’ve got instance!

If you have a CRM Online with 25 or more paid Professional user licenses, your subscription includes additional non-production instance. Paid is a keyword here that excludes some types of subscriptions like Partner IUR (Internal Usage Rights) benefits. The other non-obvious step, as told by none other but our guest tipster Gus Gonzalez, is enabling […]

Tip #17: Search SDK like a pro

One good thing about local copy of the Dynamics CRM SDK documentation is that it restricts the search to the SDK itself. Local copy can be searched without usual distractions of online search like advertisements or third-party posts about SDK. Either 2011 or 2013 version of SDK can be downloaded, then installed and searched locally. […]